Can computers, software, and new technologies in general be companions in social transformation and help us in bringing about new forms of collectivity? Not in terms of organizing and channeling action, but by incorporating object-orientation and emerging forms of subjectivity. I call this thinking software design instead of designing with software.
I am going to run a workshop at the 2013s Transmediale, together with Alan Shapiro. The title is Software of the Future, or the model precedes the real. I am going to talk about my current research into technology and desire. One aspect of it will be about seduction as a technology of desire, which may be useful to push reversibility in new technologies.
Fashionable idea for a robotic extension of the female body. Less magical than the Dancing Shoes, which had a live on their own. But I acknowledge the stimulating features (the model, too, apparently), so in its proper application the tutu could also work well as a … massage belt, for example.
Read his interview with Polona Tratnik here:
One of my currently favorite artists is exhibiting at PS1; the show is on until September so I very much hope I am going to be able to be in New York.
Since I don’t find the time at the moment to write a longer piece on him, I thought I gather some voices about his work.